Yesterday, a reader informed us that the FDA would be visiting their home to talk about their pet who died. And she graciously shared her feelings about the visit. The visit didn’t yield any answers, nor resolution, but our parent was comforted by someone who was apologetic and sympathetic. Although it would take “a couple of months”, the FDA did promise to make the lab results available.
Here’s what she said about the visit (after the jump):
There was a very nice gentleman who came to my house, and spent something like 3 1/2 hours talking with me and my husband about the events leading up to Lily’s death and what we had seen and done during the time what she was at the vet. We gave him a detailed rundown, a copy of the vet bills, the tox screens, a few cans of food, and a couple of empty cans that we had fished from the bathroom trash (good thing we hadn’t emptied it!) He took a statement, and told us that we could send in a request for a copy of the lab results a couple of months from now.
All in all, there was not a lot that he could tell us except that there would be a huge on-going investigation, they still weren’t 100% sure that aminopterin was the culprit or if it was, where it had come from. Wheat gluten was still in question, and so were a lot of other ingredients. He was very apologetic, and sympathized with our loss, but I got the feeling that they are a bit overwhelmed by the whole thing. What that can tell you, I am not sure. I was left feeling somewhat confused by the whole mess and like I hadn’t had all of my questions answered, but more because I could not think of the right ones to ask. He was very upfront about the state of the unanswered questions that they all have, so my guess is that at this point, they don’t have a huge idea either.
Thank you Deb, and please accept our condolences for your loss.